Have a Little Fun

Have a Little Fun

There’s nothing like waking up from a restful sleep with no responsibilities but to play and have fun. If there’s one thing I loved as a kid, it was having fun. If there is something I love as an adult, it’s still having fun. But as we get older, we tend to stop...
Finding “Your Thing”

Finding “Your Thing”

If you’re an active person, then you’ve probably picked up a paddle and tried pickleball sometime within the last few years. Jane and I first started playing together a few years ago when it started to gain popularity in our area. That popularity just keeps on...
Brand New

Brand New

Newness is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Peeling the protective sticker off of the screen of a new phone is so satisfying. We enjoy newness so much that there’s even a phrase identifying the way that new cars smell! It seems to me that adults over the age of thirty...
Flashcards and Fun

Flashcards and Fun

Sometimes I think it’s pretty ironic that I married a teacher, because I guess you could say I hold an unconventional position on schoolwork. I can’t really help it, though. If you grew up the way I did, I bet you’d feel the same way. It could be argued that I was...
Family Is Practice and Performance

Family Is Practice and Performance

Almost two hundred years ago, Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the musical giants of his day. Labeled a child prodigy by most, he began playing the piano publicly before he turned nine, and he had some of his own music published by the age of twelve. Less than thirty...